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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 7:06 PM EDT, Tue October 30, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use these questions to help students understand today's featured news stories
  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day

(CNN Student News) -- October 31, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why might reporters take safety risks to cover a natural disaster? How do you think they prepare for these risks?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What have been some of the effects from the storm Sandy? What are the likely priorities for officials who are dealing with the aftermath of this storm? What issues are they likely to address once their priorities are resolved?

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According to CNN's Tom Foreman, what happens when high winds travel through a city? Do you think that businesses, residents and city officials could do anything to lessen the potential damage from high winds? If so, what? If not, why not? What other concepts could be explained through the technology used by Foreman in his report?

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According to the video, what are some of the main points of President Obama's and former Governor Romney's positions on the U.S. economy? Do you support either of these positions? Explain.

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How is a baseball team president in Japan trying to increase attendance at his team's games? What do you think of his efforts? Can you think of other ways to boost attendance at sporting events? How might a team's success impact its attendance? Can you think of any exceptions? Explain.

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According to the report, why does high school sophomore Chy Johnson say she was bullied? How did some of the school's football players respond to a request by Chy's mother? What else do you think students could do to support classmates with disabilities? What is your opinion of this story?

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